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Safeguarding bacterial resources promotes biotechnological innovation

Kim Heylen (UGent) , Sven Hoefman (UGent) , Bram Vekeman (UGent) , Jindrich Peiren (UGent) and Paul De Vos (UGent)
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Environmental research delivers valuable bacterial resources for biotechnology. We believe that systematic long-term preservation of bacteria will promote future biotechnological innovations, by safeguarding the accessibility of bacteria already recognized to have interesting features and providing a "pool" of bacterial resources for novel applied research. To this end, we want to advocate the incorporation of preservation tests in environmental or applied microbiological research. This paper introduces non-specialists to different preservation methods for bacteria. Several parameters that influence long-term storage of bacterial resources are explained and practical tips and guidelines are formulated. Also, the vital role of public culture collections is highlighted and the state-of-the-art of preservation of non-pure cultures is described.
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Protective agents, Cryopreservation, Resuscitation, Authentication, Culture collections, LONG-TERM PRESERVATION, METHANOTROPHIC BACTERIA, MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, CULTURE COLLECTIONS, MICROORGANISMS, ANAMMOX, LIFE, CRYOPRESERVATION, CRYOPROTECTANTS, STRATEGIES

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Heylen, Kim, Sven Hoefman, Bram Vekeman, Jindrich Peiren, and Paul De Vos. 2012. “Safeguarding Bacterial Resources Promotes Biotechnological Innovation.” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 94 (3): 565–574.
APA
Heylen, Kim, Hoefman, S., Vekeman, B., Peiren, J., & De Vos, P. (2012). Safeguarding bacterial resources promotes biotechnological innovation. APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 94(3), 565–574.
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Heylen K, Hoefman S, Vekeman B, Peiren J, De Vos P. Safeguarding bacterial resources promotes biotechnological innovation. APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2012;94(3):565–74.
MLA
Heylen, Kim, Sven Hoefman, Bram Vekeman, et al. “Safeguarding Bacterial Resources Promotes Biotechnological Innovation.” APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 94.3 (2012): 565–574. Print.
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  abstract     = {Environmental research delivers valuable bacterial resources for biotechnology. We believe that systematic long-term preservation of bacteria will promote future biotechnological innovations, by safeguarding the accessibility of bacteria already recognized to have interesting features and providing a {\textacutedbl}pool{\textacutedbl} of bacterial resources for novel applied research. To this end, we want to advocate the incorporation of preservation tests in environmental or applied microbiological research. This paper introduces non-specialists to different preservation methods for bacteria. Several parameters that influence long-term storage of bacterial resources are explained and practical tips and guidelines are formulated. Also, the vital role of public culture collections is highlighted and the state-of-the-art of preservation of non-pure cultures is described.},
  author       = {Heylen, Kim and Hoefman, Sven and Vekeman, Bram and Peiren, Jindrich and De Vos, Paul},
  issn         = {0175-7598},
  journal      = {APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {Protective agents,Cryopreservation,Resuscitation,Authentication,Culture collections,LONG-TERM PRESERVATION,METHANOTROPHIC BACTERIA,MICROBIAL DIVERSITY,CULTURE COLLECTIONS,MICROORGANISMS,ANAMMOX,LIFE,CRYOPRESERVATION,CRYOPROTECTANTS,STRATEGIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {565--574},
  title        = {Safeguarding bacterial resources promotes biotechnological innovation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-011-3797-y},
  volume       = {94},
  year         = {2012},
}

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